Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have signed a €310 mill contract for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship, due to join the fleet in 2020.
The new unit, tentatively named ‘Silver Moon’, will be a sister ship of ‘Silver Muse’, delivered from the Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard in April of this year.
At 40,700 gt and with a capacity to accommodate 596 pax, she will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation, Silversea said.
The newbuilding will expand Silversea’s fleet to 10 ships. Among the ship’s voluntary class notations, the ‘Green star 3 Design’ is assigned to ships that are designed, built and equipped in order to prevent air and water pollution.
Furthermore, the ‘COMF-NOISE A PAX’ and ‘COMF-NOISE B CREW’ notations are assigned on the basis of the noise levels measured on the ship.
Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea Chairman, commented: “Based on the high praise ‘Silver Muse’ has earned with our guests, we are eager to build on our flagship’s success and move forward with a sistership, which will bring us closer to fulfilling my father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet.
“We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding luxury cruise experience, and are delighted to partner once again with expert luxury shipbuilder Fincantieri, as we continue to grow and evolve our fleet,” he said.
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri CEO, said: “We have a trusted relationship with Silversea, which was born many years ago and is renewed today thanks to this important order. We are very glad to build a new ship for this fleet, moreover based on a successful project like the one of ‘Silver Muse’, of which we are particularly proud of.”
“The ultra-luxury segment confirms to be among those embodying orders even after the peak of the past few years, and Fincantieri has again proved to be the undisputed shipbuilding group in this such prestigious market niche,” he claimed.